It might be said that religions do not exist apart from the people who practice them. In historical, as opposed to theological terms, religions are what they are by what man has made them. "Who's Who of World Religions" has collected the biographies of figures in the world's religions, both ancient and modern, including founders, prophets, teachers, mystics, reformers, missionaries, holy men, saints, miracle workers, theologians and political leaders who had or have a significant impact on religion. This substantial reference work involves 64 scholars from around the world and focuses on everything from Buddhism to Sikhism, from Jainism to Baha'ism, from Zoroastrianism to Magic and the Occult. As well as the familiar aspects of the major "isms," this book provides a good coverage of less well-known movements on all continents, and of the global movements of religions - for example, Christianity in Africa and Australia or Islam in Asia and China.
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Some 60 scholars provide brief biographical sketches of approximately 1500 prominent religious leaders. Their survey is worldwide, and the chronology stretches from earliest recorded history to the present. The coverage of non-Judeo-Christian religions is quite extensive. The format and content resembles that of J. Gordon Melton's Religious Leaders of America ( LJ 11/1/91), though Melton's work has a narrower geographic and chronologic focus. Where coverage overlaps between the two works, Melton's entries tend to be longer than Hinnells's. The contributors provide objective and authoritative information, some of which is difficult to obtain elsewhere.
- Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal.
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